Orange Malpua

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Orange Malpua


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :35 Min

Cook Time : 10 Min

Total Time : 45 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1/2 cups sooji (semolina)

  • 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 tsp orange rind

  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 2 cups orange juice or as required

  • 1 tsp fennel seeds

  • 2-3 tbsp ghee to shallow fry the malpuas


  • Batter - In a bowl mix together sooji, atta, sugar, orange rind, cardamom powder, baking soda, fennel seeds and orange juice. Prepare a thick batter and leave aside for 30 minutes.
  • To prepare the malpuas - Adjust the consistency and add some water if the batter has turned thick. Heat 1 tbsp. of ghee in a pan and pour a ladleful of the batter.
  • Fry on a medium flame till it is golden on both sides. Make similar malpuas, few at a time with the rest of the batter. Dip them into the remaining orange juice and soak it for 4-5 minutes.
  • Drain and transfer to a serving dish and garnish with the orange segments, pista and cherries. Serve them hot or cold.
  • Note - 1. If serving the malpuas immediately, you can serve them dipped in orange juice.2. If serving later, dip them in the orange juice for a couple of minutes and drain them. If kept in the juice for a longer time, it tends to become very soft.